Wassail Ale Brined and Glazed Roast Chicken

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Let us help you make it even more wonderful with this Wassail Ale Brined and Glazed Roast Chicken recipe. It’s sure to be a holiday hit!


  • 1 16 oz. can Wassail Ale
  • 1 full orange peel
  • 1 bushel of fresh sage
  • 1 tbsp. salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp. sugar


Combine brine ingredients and pour over whole chicken in a bowl. Add water until chicken is submerged and let sit for 4-24 hours. Roast in oven at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Lower heat to 350 degrees and cook 15 minutes per lb. or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, basting regularly.


  • 1  16 oz. can Wassail Ale
  • 1 bag of cranberries
  • 1 squeezed orange
  • 1/4 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. sugar


Bring Wassail Ale to a boil in medium saucepan. Add the remainder of the glaze ingredients and lower heat to a simmer until thickened. Emulsify at the end for a smoother consistency. Let glaze cool and set before glazing chicken. Enjoy with a cold Wassail winter seasonal ale!

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Recipe by Arthur